Charles H. Eaton
Styles: Classical, Musical Theater, Pop, Contemporary
Specialties: Using healthy, “classical” idealogy to teach all styles of singing, audition coaching, dramatic development, musicality.
Baritone Charles H. Eaton has performed professionally with multiple American companies, including Opera Colorado, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Minnesota Opera. In 2013, he received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Connecticut where he sang Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Thomas Putnam in The Crucible and more. In the summer of 2013, he performed the role of John Brooke (Little Women) with the Hartford Opera Theater. He received his Master of Music from the University of Minnesota where credits included Conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, the Forrester in The Cunning Little Vixen and Masetto in Don Giovanni. In the summer of 2014, Charles had the opportunity to sing Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) with La Musica Lirica (Novafeltria, Italy)- he returned for a second season in 2015 to perform the role of Taddeo in L’italiana in Algeri as well as Il Notario in Gianni Schicchi. That June, he also performed the role of Perichaud and covered Rambaldo (La Rondine) with Skylark Opera in St. Paul, MN.
As a 2015-2016 resident artist with Opera Colorado, he performed the Sailor in the world premiere of Lori Laitman’s The Scarlet Letter, and covered the role of Governor Bellingham. He also performed The Father in in Hansel and Gretel and Zuniga in Carmen (touring productions). He returned to Opera Colorado for a second year as a resident artist for the 2016-2017 season, where he sang Figaro in The Barber of Seville (touring), performed Bello in La Fanciulla del West, and covered Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor.
In the summer of 2016, Charles appeared as an apprentice artist with Des Moines Metro Opera, where he covered Lescaut (Manon) and participated in the chorus of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice. He returned to Des Moines Metro Opera for their 45th anniversary season (2017), where he sang Mr. Lindquist and covered Carl Magnus in A Little Night Music, and study covered Billy in Billy Budd. Charles was the first place winner of the 2015 Thursday Musical competition in Minneapolis, MN, and a district winner of the Metropolitan Opera competition in 2016.
I have taught vocal and performance technique throughout my performing career, both privately and in group settings. During my two-year residency with Opera Colorado, I performed for and worked with students preschool to college-aged, totaling over 38,000 people each year. My work included opera education for young children, vocal technique workshops with middle school, high school and college students, audition technique classes, and master classes. Before my residency, I taught private lessons during both my undergraduate and graduate studies. While I teach primarily from a “classical” ideology, I find that this foundation produces the healthiest basis for all genres of singing. I also strive to provide students with a fun, relaxed environment, where exploration of drama and vocalism is encouraged. Finally, I find that adaptation to each student’s needs is essential- every student works differently, and therefore each lesson will be a different experience.
Individual lesson rates:
30 minute lesson – $30
45 minute lesson – $40
60 minute lesson – $50
Packages of 4 lessons:
(4) 30 minute lessons: $110
(4) 45 minute lessons: $150
(4) 1 hour lessons: $190
*Payable by cash or check
Students must provide at least 24 hours notice to cancel a lesson. Cancellations that occur with at least 24 hours notice will be rescheduled. Cancellations that occur with less than 24 hours notice will still require payment, but will not be able to be rescheduled (barring extenuated circumstances). If I must cancel a lesson, I will reschedule with the student or parent.
Le Nozze di Figaro